King’s College urologist joins BHB

Dr Gordon Kooiman3 December 2016: Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces that Dr Gordon Kooiman has been appointed as the Director of Urology, based at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

The appointment of a urologist was required to meet the large demand for urology services in Bermuda, including diagnosing and treating people with cancers throughout the urinary tract (e.g. kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancers), recurrent urinary tract infections, enlarged prostates, incontinence, prostatitis and kidney stones. Dr Kooiman will ensure local patients have timely and effective access care in Bermuda.

Dr Kooiman previously worked for King’s College Hospital & Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals as a Consultant Urological and Laparoscopic Surgeon, a position he held from 2007, and before that as a locum consultant urologist at Darent Valley Hospital in Kent. Originally from the Netherlands, Dr Kooiman undertook his medical training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London.  His urology higher specialist training took place at numerous UK hospitals.

Widely published in specialist medical journals, Dr Kooiman’s subspecialty interests include open and laparoscopic renal surgery and endourology and is experienced in using many new technologies such as greenlight laser for the management of benign prostatic hypertrophy and Holmium laser fragmentation of kidney stone.

Dr Keith Chiappa, Chief of Staff, comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Dr Kooiman and improve access to specialist urology services for people in Bermuda. BHB’s commitment is to provide the services needed by the community and we are very pleased to appoint someone of Dr Kooiman’s calibre and experience.”

Dr Kooiman comments: “I’m very happy to join BHB and look forward to working to care for patients who need urology services in Bermuda.”

Dr Kooiman is married with three children.  A keen hockey player, he also sails a Firefly dinghy.

Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda’s second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world’s leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.

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